KUKA’ system partner programme has been developed to establish strategic partnerships that bring in-depth knowledge of applications and specialist skills to the benefit of customers across all manufacturing sectors.
An established portfolio of silver, gold and platinum partners bring to the table specialist skills and knowledge in their sector, for customers that need equipment integration, enabling KUKA to strengthen the breadth and depth of expertise available to its customers.
One of KUKA’ long standing system partners, CNC Robotics, the UK’s leading integrator specialising in advanced machining applications, have retained their Platinum system partner status.
Despite a challenging year for UK manufacturing, CNC Robotics not only celebrated their 10th anniversary but finished 2020 on a high, most notably as one of twenty-two SMEs across the Liverpool City Region to receive part of the Metro Mayor’s £1.1m Future Innovation Fund, established to reward businesses that have continued to innovate during the pandemic and so contribute to the area’s economic recovery.
KUKA has a structured partner programme; entry level, through Platinum.
“It is a tiered structure,” says Bernard Bagley, Head of Robot Sales General Industry, UK. “We encourage and support our system partners up to the Platinum level, which is based on the number of robots they sell.”
KUKA first established relations with CNC Robotics back in 2011.
Bernard continues “As time goes on, the relationship becomes closer. KUKA does not merely introduce a system partner, wait for the orders and then deliver a new batch of robots at the customer’s door for the integrator to get on with integrating; it encourages an open and symbiotic relationship built upon trust and mutual respect”.
CNC Robotics’ passion for innovation and expertise makes them a market leader in advanced machining applications Their appetite for dynamic, technically advanced automated solutions, gives their clients a competitive edge over their competitors.
“It’s win-win-win, for ourselves, our system partners and the end users” says Tara Baker, Sales Channel Manager, KUKA UK. “That’s the strength of our (KUKA/CNC) relationship – the ability to deliver, novel ideas and solutions that address manufacturing challenges”.